I believe we're overthinking the whole Tandy "situation" . This is one of the biggest companies out there when it comes to leather , leather tools and hardware , leather dies and pretty much everything else needed to get you into leather craft , all under one roof . They got rid of their membership fees , dropped prices and some of us took that as a bad sign. They are rolling out a new web-site and closed down less that 10% of their stores during a pandemic and that's somehow a bad sign...unless those were the overperforming stores bringing in huge profits
They've been around for 100 years taking pride in interacting 1 on 1 with their customers , offering classes in pretty much all of their locations ...i think it's unlikely Tandy will switch to an online business model.
I've been shopping with Tandy for about 20 years and my good experiences, overshadow the bad ones by a mile . As far as i am concerned , i am not ready to write them off yet , based on their current situation.But than again , bigger companies out there went under , some of them even without any warnings . I guess time will tell but i am not gonna waste my time "reading the signs"